Racks are still available on World War II ships
70 years later a shipfitter is reunited
In October, my wife asked me if I could help locate an old ship in Pearl Harbor as a favor for someone at work. A work associate was friends with a lady whose father served in WWII as a Shipfitter 3rd Class on a ship that she believed was still in service and located in Hawaii.
2014 Sailors of the Year
The Navy's 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14.
FY16 Senior Chief Petty Officer Results
Who will add a star to their anchor?
Congrats to the U.S. Navy's newest Senior Chiefs! Check out the full list below or click on the image to download a pdf.
How to Calculate Reserve Retirement
Career Counselor's Corner
What transitioning Sailors need to know about reserve retirement benefits. Let's get to the points.
Navy Week links Trailblazers
Different Era, Same Passion
When Mary Melson joined the Navy's Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES, program May 4, 1944, the now 91-year-old woman wasn't thinking about blazing a trail, raising the glass ceiling or strengthening women's civil rights - she just wanted to be in the Navy.
Future of the Fleet: eSailor Initiative
Navy testing tablets at bootcamp
Change is happening at Recruit Training Command (RTC). Today's recruits, born into the millennial generation, are quickly adapting to this new implementation. Change is in their hands... literally.
Staying Alive to Enjoy the Ride
MCPON's Motorcycle Safety Tips
Although great strides have been made in motorcycle safety gear and training programs in recent years, Sailors and Marines continue to incur injuries and, in extreme cases, lose their lives while riding motorcycles.
Keep What You Earned This Memorial Day
Pledge to Drink Responsibly This Summer
Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season, it is a good time to discuss the dangers of over-consumption of alcohol, and the importance of taking a few simple steps like planning ahead for a safe ride home to keep what you've earned.
Memorial Day 2015
Gold Star Pin Awareness
The small white fabric hangs in the window. A simple star is all that adorns it. To the trained eye this is not a decoration, it's a declaration - this home has a loved one "over there" fighting.
Spring Petty Officer Advancement Results Released
More than 24,000 Sailors Selected
The names of more than 24,000 active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.
Every Sailor, Every Day
New Video Launched for Campaign
In 2014, the 21st Century Sailor Office's Suicide Prevention Branch (OPNAV N171) introduced the "Every Sailor, Every Day" message to the fleet.
2015 FTS and SELRES Chief Quotas Released
The FY16 E-7 Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) advancement board convened on May 18. The board will select more than 600 SELRES and FTS Sailors for advancement to chief petty officer.
7 Things to Know About Spring Petty Officer Advancement Quotas
E-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas for active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors were released May 18. About 21,000 active duty, and 2,900 SELRES and FTS Sailors are scheduled to advance when the selection results are released this week.
Pulling Their Weight: Anchor and Chain
Nimitz Sailors prove their mettle
The Boatswain's Mates of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) are making history, as they become the first team of Sailors to remove the anchor and chain of an aircraft carrier rather than contracting the work out to civilians.
10 Changes Coming to the Navy
SECNAV Focuses on People
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has unveiled a host of initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines. During a speech to Naval Academy midshipmen, Mabus laid out his plans for the future. Here are 10 things Sailors and Marines need to know.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Series
Sputnik. The name alone evokes images of a bygone, atomic era: set to a soundtrack of post-war rockabilly, the world seemed to broadcast itself in Technicolor, and mankind was taking the first meaningful steps into the final frontier.
6 Things to Know About 2015 Selective Reenlistment Bonus
Stay Navy and get up to $100K
The Selective Reenlistment Bonus plan has been updated. Here are six things Sailors should know about the new plan.
Call me a Nuclear Engineer
The hardest training you've never heard of
Most Sailors have heard the stories about Naval Nuclear Power School and the follow on prototype training, the initial gateway through which all nuclear personnel in the Navy must pass: study hours spent pouring over intricate and complex materials, detailed and challenging written and oral examinations.
Continuing Promise 2015
CP-15 Crew Completes Mission Stop in Guatemala
Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Guatemala May 1 after completing a nine-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).
Keep What You've Earned
This month and every month
Did you know that one in five heavy drinkers in the Navy has experienced serious consequences as a result of drinking ? Although April Alcohol Awareness Month is coming to a close, responsible drinking is a year-round priority for the Navy.
FY 2016 Master Chief Results Released
379 to don 2nd star above anchor
Congratulations to the following Sailors who have been selected for advancement to master chief petty officer by the FY-16 Active-Duty Navy E9 Selection Board, NAVADMIN 105/15.
Family Legacies Unite At the Quarterdeck of the Navy
A chance encounter at RTC showcases the rich history of the Navy
Throughout a Navy career, worlds often collide in surprising ways. Occasionally, paths cross in a manner that is truly amazing. I recently experienced an astonishing twist of fate at the Navy Recruit Training Command.
It's On Us to Stop Sexual Assault
5 Things Every Sailor Should Know About SAAPM
Sea-Air-Space Expo Celebrates 50 Years
In January, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus established Task Force Innovation designed to reach out to Sailors, Marines, and civilians to harness the creative energy they have. The goal was to infuse those ideas into the Navy and its operations in order to ensure naval preeminence for the foreseeable future.
Once Enemies, Now Friends
70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Brings Survivors Back to the Island
The Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II absorbed tens of thousands of lives. Nearly 7,000 Americans and 22,000 Japanese died in the 36 days of fighting. Although the island currently has no permanent residents, the remains of thousands of American and Japanese soldiers still inhabit the Island.
FY 2016 Senior Chief Quotas Released
Active Duty to Promote 11.43% to E-8
With 1,456 quotas, the opportunity remains close to the 10-year average of 11.24 while advancing the right mix of Sailors with appropriate skills and experience to meet the Navy's mission.
Dotting Eyes, Crossing Teeth
If eyes are the mirrors of the soul, then Louis Gilbert is a soul maker. From his dental laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center he is busy; creating handmade, lifelike prosthetic eyes that would make any soul proud.
73rd Anniversary of the Raid on Tokyo
Less than 300 feet. Could this really work? It had barely succeeded in practice runs (and those were from the comforts of Eglin Airfield's endless runway.) Now here they were, aboard the seemingly inadequate deck of the USS Hornet - pitching and heaving in the swells of the Pacific.
New FTS and Reserve Senior and Master Chiefs
FY-16 Navy Reserve E-8 and E-9 Advancement Selection Board Results
Congratulations to the following personnel who have been selected for advancement to senior chief and master chief petty officer by the FY-16 Navy Reserve E-8 and E-9 Selection Boards.
Training Test Pilots for 70 Years
How U.S. Naval Test Pilot School All Began
Seventy years have passed since the first version of today's United States Naval Test Pilot School opened its doors for business.